FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2021
Contact: Reba Lean, Public Relations Manager
Four Nome residents tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. Two patients were identified on Saturday, January 9, and two were identified on Sunday, January 10.
Saturday’s cases are believed to be travel-related. Sunday’s cases included one close contact of a previously identified case and one travel-related case. All four individuals are now safely isolating.
Norton Sound Health Corporation notified the State of Alaska Section of Epidemiology and Public Health Nursing of the cases. The region now has five active cases of COVID-19 in Nome and one in Brevig Mission.
As NSHC continues its work to prevent the spread of the virus in the region, it is pleased to be able to provide disinfectant wipes for communities through its CARES Act funding. The Lysol wipes are being distributed through community representatives in all regional villages. Wipes will be made available for the next 24 months for each household in the region.
In Nome, wipes are available at the Nome testing center, Nome Food Bank, and the Norton Sound Regional Hospital ground level.
NSHC can also support non-profit organizational requests for Lysol wipes. For any questions related to your opportunity to receive Lysol cleaning wipes, please call or email Laurel Katchatag at 907-443-9676 or .
Thank you for your patience as NSHC works to distribute the supply of cleaning wipes on an ongoing basis.
Stay up to date with the latest by visiting www.nortonsoundhealth.org/category/covid-19.